Maya Sophia Sprague, LMHC
Maya Sophia Sprague, LMHC
Therapeutic Focus & Application
I have 30 years of experience working with adults who have suffered severe and persistent trauma, childhood abuse, and neglect of all kinds. This means I also work with the full range of dissociative disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and relationship problems that can result.
As a holistic depth therapist and healer, I pursue the root cause of the issues causing pain by addressing the client's personal history, family of origin and the possible larger context of historical and inter-generational trauma.
I believe the counseling relationship to be a place where you and I can partner in safety and mutual respect to address the issues that are causing you distress and pain. Through holistic treatment (physical, emotional, mental, relational and spiritual aspects of your being), we will work together to address your unique needs.
My therapeutic style is empathic, intuitive and relational. Drawing on the latest insights from neurobiology, attachment theory and the effects of trauma on the body, I provide trauma-informed care. I also utilize Lifespan Integration protocols and am currently pursuing certification in this modality.
I am a Reiki practitioner and study under Reiki Master and licensed therapist, Eileen Dey-Wurst, in the Georgetown area of Seattle. This Reiki Training Program is the only licensed vocational Reiki training center in Washington State and is recognized by the Veteran's Administration.
Reiki means "Universal Energy" and is a Japanese healing system of hands-on therapy that calms and soothes the nervous system and can offer relief and insight. There are no contra-indications for Reiki and it works in harmony and in conjunction with other traditional and non-traditional healing modalities.
I am particularly concerned for indigenous populations and persons of color who have suffered and continue to live with inter-generational trauma. This is due to the historical and ongoing impact of white-dominant culture as a systemically oppressive, colonizing, invalidating and erasing force upon their communities. As a mixed-race individual myself, (Mexican/Indigenous Pueblo and White), it was modeled and encouraged by family members to fully assimilate into the dominate culture and "pass" as white. This has given me immense privilege within this culture. However, passing also comes with significant losses. Reclaiming one's own authentic identity, and decolonizing one's mind and life is a difficult and life-long process.
I desire for my practice to be a welcoming place for people who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ2S community as they wish to work on various issues important to them. I actively work to learn and grow in my understanding of the issues that arise for individuals navigating their identity, relationships and gender identity. If, however, I am not a good fit or do not have the required expertise, I will do my best to find an appropriate referral.
I am a grandmother ("Abuelita"), wife to my husband for 33 years, and find peace and rest in the forest and the rugged Pacific Northwest ocean beaches. I am a lifelong learner, enjoy growing my medicinal herb garden and experimenting with permaculture, walking our 100 lb Great Pyrenees in the woods and holding my grand babies.